Madden NFL Arcade News Post

EA Announces All-New Football Experience with Madden NFL Arcade

5-on-5 Pure Adrenaline NFL Football Meets the Award-Winning Football Franchise

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – October 14, 2009 - Electronic Arts Inc. (Nasdaq: ERTS) announced today an all-new way to experience the Madden NFL franchise with Madden NFL Arcade – a fun, pick-up-and-play, 5-on-5 football game from EA Tiburon. Madden NFL Arcade is pure adrenaline football for both casual and diehard NFL fans, featuring a unique art style that brings your favorite players to life like never before! Madden NFL Arcade will be available as a download on Xbox LIVE Arcade and the PlayStation Store for 1200 MS Points and $14.99 respectively, just in time for the holidays in December.

“When you look around the office and see your whole team playing and having tons of fun with it, you know the game hit the right mark,” said marketing director Nathan Stewart. “We have diehard Madden fans who have worked on the franchise for a decade, and more casual gamers who are all playing together and enjoying it. If our productivity the past few weeks is any indication, we’ve created a game that everyone will love.”

Choose one of your favorite 32 NFL teams and distinctive home stadium for a battle with the best five players on each side of the ball, and let the excitement begin! Each team is given four downs to march 60 yards to pay dirt – no penalties or field goals allowed here, pal! Get your Madden NFL fix in a completely new way, with fast-paced games where the first team to 30 wins. Want to mix it up? Madden NFL Arcade can be tailored to fit your liking by changing options, such as skill level, points to win, and more; making each game unlike the one before. Take advantage of 13 unique “Game Changers” to break the game wide open on a single play. Add an entourage of lineman to get the sack, freeze an opposing player, turn off your opponent’s passing icons, and much more. No lead is safe in Madden NFL Arcade.

Madden NFL Arcade is the perfect video game for gameday, allowing up to four players to play co-op on a single console. You can also take on the world online in head-to-head matches and track your performance via interactive leaderboards. If you like to commemorate your gridiron success, Madden NFL Arcade will also provide a host of achievements and trophies to boost your gamer score.

Madden NFL Arcade is rated E for everyone by the ESRB and is developed in Orlando, Florida by the EA Tiburon studio, which also produces NCAA® Football, Tiger Woods PGA TOUR® and EA SPORTS MMA.

For more information about Madden NFL Arcade visit: http://www.maddennfl.easports.com.

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Member Comments
# 1 EvanRG @ 10/14/09 09:14 AM
The better example would be The NHL Arcade game on Xbox Live now.
# 2 Beantown @ 10/14/09 09:18 AM
I do love the 3 on 3 NHL game, so this could be fun as well.
# 3 frankrizzo380 @ 10/14/09 09:20 AM
predictions: this thread WILL get ugly by noon
# 4 Cryolemon @ 10/14/09 09:30 AM
Originally Posted by frankrizzo380
predictions: this thread WILL get ugly by noon
Probably lol.
# 5 Brandwin @ 10/14/09 09:47 AM
I would rent it, maybe pick it up used down the line. Games like these are fun for a bit.
# 6 SmashMan @ 10/14/09 09:53 AM
The NHL game is pretty fun, so I have decent expectations for this. Thanks for the info, Steve.
# 7 terrell2483 @ 10/14/09 09:55 AM
Originally Posted by DookieMowf
I would rent it, maybe pick it up used down the line. Games like these are fun for a bit.
I think it's download game.
# 8 The GIGGAS @ 10/14/09 09:56 AM
So they took the look from the Wii version?
# 9 G-Men_in_Mass @ 10/14/09 10:01 AM
Good to see EA working hard on making Madden better... Oh wait there not
# 10 murph17 @ 10/14/09 10:07 AM
lame. lame AND $15. no $^%$#& way.

watch them come out with 3 on 3 NHL Arcade 2009 later this year...
# 11 BILLS NATION @ 10/14/09 10:09 AM
This instead of an XBOX1 or PC version...
# 12 CM Hooe @ 10/14/09 10:10 AM
Originally Posted by The GIGGAS
So they took the look from the Wii version?
My thoughts exactly... looks exactly like the Wii version graphics.

It sounds fun, but I'd like to see some gameplay footage first.
# 13 RynoAid @ 10/14/09 10:10 AM
they should have spent the time fixing the Online Franchise servers... they are terrible as it stands... probably around a 30% disconnect rate at this point. It ruins the experience.
# 14 CreatineKasey @ 10/14/09 10:12 AM
If it's fun, I'd be game! I don't think I'd pay $15 for it though.
# 15 allstar3970 @ 10/14/09 10:21 AM
but people paid $60 for NFL street/Tour/blitz back in the day? and wont pay $15 for this? makes no sense, is it because its downloadable or something that it seems expensive?
# 16 Lupe_Tabasco @ 10/14/09 12:19 PM
So thats where everyone has been? Hmm work on the patches for madden or go play some more arcade?
# 17 Nature_Boy @ 10/14/09 12:52 PM
It looks like it could be a lot of fun. Plus 15 bucks ain't bad for a new game.
# 18 JWO35 @ 10/14/09 01:08 PM
So...is this like The Bigs? but for NFL
# 19 Tyrant8RDFL @ 10/14/09 01:19 PM
If this version plays smoother than Madden 10 , I hope they will use this engine for Madden 11, and just make the characters look more realsitic.

This looks like the Wii version and that version ran real sweet.

Hey I can hope can I ?
# 20 KillRoy @ 10/14/09 01:49 PM
Why not just make an Arena football game?

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